This week's parsha is Shemini. The name "Shemini" translates into "eight", and refers to the eighth day of the inauguration of the Tabernacle. The eighth day was also the day Aaron became the Cohen Hagadol (High Priest), and his sons became Cohanim.
In this week's Parsha, G-d calls on Moshe to instruct Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as Kohanim who offer the Korbanot - the animal and meal offerings - in the Sanctuary.
This Shabbat we begin the third book of the Torah called Vayikra. Vayikra translates into: “...and He Called”, referring to G-d calling to Moses. The Parsha primarily deals with several amounts of “sacrifices” or “offerings” which the Jews brought to the Temple.
In this week’s parsha, Moses gathers the people of Israel to remind them of the commandment to observe Shabbat.
Ki Tisa is one of the most famous parashiot and also one of the most meaningful. It’s a story about faith, belief and Leadership.
This week’s Parasha is Parashat Mishpatim. Following the Jews’ acceptance of the Ten Commandments, G-D gives them a list of civil laws to follow.
In this week’s Parasha, Parashat Yitro, we reach a significant event in the Torah; it is this week that we read about the Giving of the Tablets and the Ten Commandments.
In this week's Parsha Beshalach, the Israelites have been granted permission to leave Egypt.